NASA has captured new images of the moons of Mars from 19 images taken by the THERMIS camera.
The film shows the moons of Mars Phobos and Deimos.
The images used to make the video were taken with light of visible wavelength, so that the human eye can see the footage.
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New images of NASA's Mars Odyssey satellite captured the two moons of the red planet, Phobos and Deimos. This was the second observation of Phobos by Mars Odyssey
The name of the camera is an acronym for Thermal Emission Imaging System, and is a feature of the Mars Odyssey orbiter.
A NASA statement explained how the video was created.
& # 39; The apparent movement is due to the progression of camera pointing during the 17-second period of February 15, 2018, observation, not the movement of the two moons, "explained the agency.
] The latest footage is the second observation of Phobos by Mars Odyssey, the first was on September 29, 2017.
"Researchers have been using THERMIS to examine Mars since the beginning of 2002, but the maneuver of turning the orbiter to pointing to the camera in Phobos was developed recently, "added NASA.
At the time Phobos was observed, its distance from Mars Odyssey was approximately 3,489 miles.
Deimos distance from Mars Odyssey during its observation was around 12,222 miles.
Arizona State University, Temple, developed and operates THERMIS.
. Pictured is the interpretation of an artist from Mars and his moon Phobos. NASA recently released a video of the Mars moons Phobos and Deimos from photos taken by Mars Odyssey
Odyssey previously compiled information on the surface temperature of Phobos
The Mars Odyssey mission – from NASA's Science Missions Department – is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena , California.
The orbiter was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems and the company partners with NASA to operate it.
News emerged in November that the NASA Mars Odyssey orbiter captured its first images of the Phobos moon, a region that could one day house a human mission post.
Using the THERMIS camera, the orbiter gathered new information about the changing surface temperatures of Phobos over the course of a day, revealing how fast the ground warms and cools.
Impressive images from NASA's September observation combined visible wavelength and infrared data to show the surface coded by temperature.
The data collected by Odyssey could provide information on the mineral composition, as well as the texture, of the surface.
WHAT DO SCIENTISTS KNOW ABOUT THE MOONS OF MARS?
The moons of Mars were discovered by Asaph Hall in 1877, according to NASA.
He was about to abandon his search for the vision of a Martian moon when he discovered Deimos.
His wife Angelina encouraged him to keep looking, and he met Deimos the following night.
Mars moons are among the smallest of our solar system (file photo)
Six nights later he discovered Phobos. Hall gave Phobos Angelina's maiden name: Stickney.
Nearly a century later, NASA's Mariner 9 managed to see Phobos and Deimos better from their Martian orbit.
The dominant feature of Phobos is a crater six miles wide. 19659002] The crater is approximately half the width of Phobos.
The moons of Mars are some of the smallest in our solar system. Phobos is just a little bigger than Deimos.